NORWALK, CT-Reed Exhibitions is selling its portfolio of North American industrial and manufacturing trade shows, including Assembly Technology Expo (ATExpo), held each fall in Chicago and sponsored by ASSEMBLY magazine. The sale is being handled by the media investment bank Jordan, Edmiston Group (New York). Other trade shows in the portfolio include AM Expo and National Manufacturing Week.

Beth Bake, a spokeswoman for Reed Exhibitions, says the company has put the shows up for sale to focus on growth in other market sectors, including health care, life sciences and security.

The transaction does not include existing or planned manufacturing events in other parts of the world, Blake says.